Quiescence. A poem by Patricia Dougherty

wintering in april tells
the real story behind
her wearing a mask
in front of the truth
feeling covert

withdrawn now from
the festival tides
she is a medicine woman
practitioner in a cave
feeling primitive

wayfaring with a candle
she uncovers her
essential self
resting there already
feeling familiar

word-smithing a lyric
as food and drink
making her telling true
delicious beautiful
feeling light


Patricia Dougherty is a semi-retired English/English as a Second Language teacher from New Jersey, USA. She has had some poems published and occasionally reads at open mics.

1 Comment

  1. Poetry written with a well sharpened pen. And if you wish to satisfy a whetted appetite check out “Verse in Progress” on Facebook

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